property

Dying Without A Valid Will – Legislation Changes

If you die without a valid will, the State government will decide what happens to your property. The law will now be changed so that the statutory scheme for the distribution of property when a person dies without a will is now, and into the future, equitable for their survivors.

MEDIATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

Mediation, also known as Family Dispute Resolution or Alternative Dispute Resolution, helps resolve issues, and create and formalise agreements, when there are disputes relating to parenting, property, separation and divorce. A suitably qualified mediator, helps each party identify needs and facilitates a discussion to create an acceptable resolution for all parties. It can also be very cost effective.

OUR COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY LAW SERVICES

O’Sullivan Davies is one of Australia’s leading legal firms specialising in Family Law. Our practice was established in the year 2000 to create a culture that fully supports clients with the very best Family Law guidance and resolution processes, as well as robust legal representation. We help our clients resolve matters meaningfully and as quickly as circumstances allow.

Gifts and Loans

When money is advanced by a family member, whether
it is characterised as a gift or loan can be significant in
the resulting asset division between the parties.

International Assets and Property Settlement

To commence proceedings in Australia, statutory requirements in relation to a nexus to Australia (citizenship, residency, domicile, and/or geographical) must be met. Provided these are met, the Australian Family Courts will have jurisdiction to make Orders dealing with overseas assets in property settlement proceedings.